To Make You Mine
“Unseasonable cold crept across the lush New England summer. The remainders of the cheerful day were whisked away on a breeze, into the forest . . .”
Cape Ann, Massachusetts – A murder. A family divided. A killer’s jealousy.
Young Millie Chandler’s life is transformed the day she discovers runaway, Ben Thatcher, in the forest near her harsh home. Neglected in different ways, they find mutual understanding in each other. Her aunt takes Ben in, and their relationship lays the foundation of deep-rooted love. As adults they are shaken to discover friendship has invited desire, yet both refuse to risk the most important bond in their lives.
After decades of training, Millie reaches for her dream only to have a spiteful adversary snatch it away. As she rebuilds, Ben and Millie’s feelings overtake their fears. Yet the same enemy tears them apart with blackmail and deceit. Disillusioned, Millie runs from the life she has always known and Ben must fight his way back to the only woman he will ever love. Caught in a web of smuggling, murder, and greed, she is forced to return and confront Ben. Yet a killer lurks in the forest, ready to destroy her every hope even as they are reunited.